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Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with OLIVIA TELFER

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22/10/2019

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This week we caught up with one of our NSW ambassadors Olivia Telfer for the 20 Questions Spotlight. Olivia is a local ambassador and has been supporting PHR since we opened just over 2 years ago.

 

 

  1. Your favourite quote? "'What’s the worst that could happen' or 'you’re going to kick yourself later if you don’t do it' I can’t choose."
  2. What’s the coolest trend you see today? “Definitely acceptance, one of the best trends we have today.”
  3. What chore do you absolutely hate doing? “I hate washing the dishes which is terrible because I love to cook!”
  4. How would you describe your approach to training you horse/s? “Slow and steady, I don’t like to rush things before moving to the next stage.”
  5. What are your most overused word? “Definitely groovy.”  PHR Ambassador Olivia Telfer
  6. What is an ability you wish you had? “As cliché as it sounds, I would love to be able to understand what is going on in my animal’s minds and their thoughts. They’ve all got such quirky personalities it would be lovely to know.”
  7. What does a typical day look like for you? “I start my first job at 6:30, then go to my second at 9, then sometimes the third at 3 and try my best to ride Johnny when I get home at 5. So excited for daylight savings to come back!”
  8. What do you like most about our brand? “I love how the clothing can be adjusted to suit your size, I am such a weird size in clothing and have loved having the ability to change measurements to suit my body. Makes me feel so much more confident in myself being proud of how I look.”
  9. If you had to eat one meal, every day, for the rest of your life, what would it be? “Carob and banana pancakes! I definitely eat way too many of these.”
  10. What is on your bucket list? “Would love to learn to ride a dirtbike.” Olivia Telfer - Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador
  11. What is the first concert you attended? “It was a Reece Mastin concert!”
  12. What is your most exhilarating riding moment? “Getting tied champion in the junior 6 bar at Wauchope show on my older thoroughbred mare Gracey.”
  13. What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? “Be kind to yourself.”
  14. People would be surprised if they knew: “I have 4 jobs at the moment!” Olivia Telfer - PHR NSW Ambassador
  15. What is your absolute favourite PHR outfit? “I LOVE my mirror disc shirt paired with my white high rise or denim breeches. Such a classy outfit!!”
  16. Where do you hope to be with your riding 10 years from now? “I would love to be rehabilitating ex-racehorses. I don’t have any competition goals; we will take things as they come.”
  17. What is the most played song on your iPhone/Android? “Probably Fix by Chris Lane.”
  18. What is your favourite part about working with PHR? “As much as I love the clothing it has been so great to get to know the other girls and follow their competitions and training through social media.”
  19. Any superstitions when it comes to competing? “Don’t compete at Ronnie’s jump day in February, every year at the Feb comp I come off!”
  20. Your favourite word in the English language is: “Groovy, definitely groovy.”

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Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with HAYLEY DALTON

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16/9/2019

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This week we caught up with our junior ambassador Hayley Dalton for the 20 Questions Spotlight. Hayley is one of our Victorian ambassadors and primarily competes in eventing.

 

 

  1. How do you define success? Success is defining what we have already accomplished. Success is also achieving personal goals, trying your best and being happy.
  2. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Share the money with my family.
  3. What gets you out of bed in the morning? My horses, they will be waiting for their breakfast.
  4. What do you think your greatest strength is as a rider? Perseverance. In spite of difficulties and disappointment, I am determined to keep on going and never give up.
  5. The 3 words that best describe you are…  Creative, Achiever, Active Junior Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador Hayley Dalton
  6. What is your greatest fear? Big Semi-Trucks on the freeway when towing our float with the horses.
  7. What is the most played song on your iPhone/Android? "So am I" by Ava Max
  8. If you had to eat one meal, every day, for the rest of your life, what would it be? Fish & Chips
  9. What do you like most about our brand? PHR makes the most gorgeous equestrian clothing for petite riders. The shirts are unique, feminine and very comfortable.
  10. Your favourite word in the English language is:… Amazing Victorian PHR Ambassador Hayley Dalton
  11. Which are your favourite events and why? Eventing is my favourite. I love galloping in cross country and jumping solid fences with my horses.  It is a special partnership built on deep trust.
  12. Are you messy or organised? Organised, I like to plan ahead and have structure.
  13. The best piece of advice you've ever been given is…Treat others how you want to be treated
  14. Where do you hope to be with your riding 10 years from now? I want to be competing  CCI3* at the Melbourne 3 Day International.
  15. If you were an animal what would you be?  A Horse or a puppy Hayley Dalton - Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador
  16. What is the one thing, you can’t live without? I cannot live without my family, they will always have my back.
  17. What 3 words would you use to describe PHR?  Tailored, stylish, durable
  18. Your motto or personal mantra? Heels down, eyes up, shoulders back, breathe
  19. Any favourite line from a movie? Cinderella ' If you keep on believing. The dream that you wish will come true'.
  20. If you were a superhero, your superpower would be:…Teleportation

Hayley Dalton - Junior PHR Ambassador

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Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with MADISON TONG

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7/8/2019

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In the spotlight this week is junior Ambassador Madison Tong. Madison is a showjumper from Western Australia.

 

 

 

  1. Your most overused phrase is… “’Literally me.’”
  2. The best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? “Keep your chin up, smile and honestly – who cares what others think?”
  3. What is your hidden talent?  “I (like to think I) can sing.”  PHR Ambassador Madison Tong riding Flame
  4. What do you like most about our brand? “The PHR products are so stylish and fit so well. They are so comfortable too!”
  5. How do you manage your nerves before competing?  “I take a deep breath, clear my mind of negative thoughts and assure myself that whatever happens, I will have tried my best. I also find it key to have faith that my horse will look after me.”
  6. When you were 5, you were pretty sure you’d be a… “Magician” when you grew up.
  7. How do you define success? “When the people I love most are proud and I am well and truly satisfied with what I have achieved.”
  8. What is the most played song on your iPhone? “Sweet but Psycho – Ava Max.” Petite Horse & Rider WA Ambassador Madison Tong
  9. What is your favourite part about working with PHR? “The whole team and the other ambassadors are so lovely and nice – being exposed to the behind-the-scenes is so enlightening and its so rewarding when other people discover the brand and love it so much – it’s honestly just the best feeling.”
  10. What is your most exhilarating riding moment? “Going fast and clear in a speed round or jump off.”
  11. What chore do you absolutely hate doing? “Laundry.”
  12. If you were an animal what would you be? “Probably a wolf.”
  13. What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded? “VSCO.”
  14. Which is the most challenging horse you have ridden, and why? “Since I used to ride at a riding school, I got exposed to many different horses which I am very thankful for, as I’ve learnt so much from all the different kinds of horses I’ve ridden, but the most challenging and one of my favourite ponies of all time is a grey mare named Dimples. She was the first pony I leased and loved throwing tantrums – rearing up, bucking and dropping her shoulder to charge at the gate as well as refusing to ever turn in the direction I asked her to. That being said, she is an absolute jumping diva, easily clearing metre fences when she decided to cooperate, and overall taught me almost everything I know.”
  15. Your least favourite food? “Anything with too many vegetables in it.”
  16. How did you first learn about PHR? “Through social media.”  Madison Tong, Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador
  17. You’re happiest when… “I am somewhere peaceful with a nice scenery, a good book and a cuddly animal. Or just when I’m at the stables with Flame.”
  18. Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why? “My favourite place that I’ve travelled to has got to be Venice. It is absolutely breathtaking with lovely people and I love being close to the water.
  19. Any superstitions when it comes to competing? “Having nice, matchy sets and nice competition clothes make competition days good.”
  20. If you were a superhero, your superpower would be… “Telekinesis.”

Madison Tong, Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador

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Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with LAUREN JONES

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22/7/2019

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Lauren is one of our NSW Ambassadors, located on the Mid North Coast. Lauren competes with her three horses Bounce, Jarrah and Brandy.

 

 

 

  1. Your least favourite food? “Eggs.”
  2. What drew you to PHR originally? “The unique designs that stand out wherever you go and the fantastic fit. Petite Horse & Rider apparel is the perfect combination of style and comfort.”
  3. If you were an animal what would you be? “I would be a wolf.”
  4. If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be? “Edwina Tops-Alexander. I think she is amazing and a real inspiration.”
  5. What is on your bucket list? “Get my scuba diving licence and go bungee jumping.” Lauren Jones - Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador
  6. You’re happiest when… “I’m riding and having fun with my friends.”
  7. Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why? “I went to Sweden a few years ago and it was an amazing experience. While I was there we stayed at an Icelandic horse farm for nearly a week, I got to ride Icelandic horses through the snow and experience a gait called tolt. We also went to many cities in Sweden and it was beautiful, my favourite part other than horses were the Christmas lights they were everywhere.”
  8. Where do you hope to be with your riding 10 years from now? “I hope to still be riding and hopefully breed and break in a horse myself.”
  9. What phobias do you have? “I’m scared of spiders.” PHR Ambassador Lauren Jones
  10. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? “I’d love to learn to play an instrument probably the guitar.”
  11. What do you like most about our brand? “That it is a small business with unique designs and the amazing fit of all the riding apparel.”
  12. What do you think your greatest strength is as a rider? “I am very calm and patient with my horses as I teach them new things.”
  13. Are you messy or organised? “I am super messy most of the time.”
  14. If you had to eat one meal, every day, for the rest of your life, what would it be? “Sushi.”
  15. What tv show are you ashamed to admit you love? “Married at First Sight and The Bachelor.”
  16. The best piece of advice you’ve ever been given is… “Flexion before direction.”  Lauren Jones - PHR Ambassador
  17. Any superstitions when it comes to competing? “Not really a superstition but I have a purple crop that I have had forever and I always carry it when I jump.”
  18. How do you manage your nerves before competing? “I just close my eyes and trust myself and my horse and remind myself to have fun. I am normally fine as soon as I start to ride.”
  19. What chore do you absolutely hate doing? “Vacuuming and cleaning windows.”
  20. If you were a superhero, your superpower would be… “Being able to talk to animals or fly.”

Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador Lauren Jones

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Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with MIKAELA WORTH

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3/7/2019

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Mikaela represents PHR in Para Dressage circles, competing on her lovely mare Rappa.

 

 

  1. What is your most overused phrase? “You can be good but be humble about it.”
  2. What phobias do you have? “Rodents and stair escalators.”
  3. What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded? “FEI Para Equestrian tests.”
  4. What is your favourite part about working with PHR? “My favourite part would be interacting with my very supportive team members and that everything can be custom made to suit you.”
  5. Which is the most challenging horse you’ve ridden, and why? “My current mare Rappa, she has been one of the best horses I’ve ever ridden, has taught me so much but also thrown me many a challenge.”
  6. What is on your bucket list? “I would love to visit Europe.” Mikaela Worth - PHR Ambassador
  7. What was the first concert you attended? “Lady Antebellum.”
  8. If you were a superhero, your superpower would be… “To read minds. It would take the guesswork out of things.”
  9. Your motto or personal mantra? “Never give up on your dreams.”
  10. If you had to eat one meal, every day, for the rest of your life, what would it be? “Shepard’s pie.”

    11. Which are your favourite events and why? “My favourite events would have to be the Riding for the Disabled NSW State Dressage Championships and Gymkhana, and the Riding for the Disabled Australia National Championships because it’s where I started and when I’m there it’s like I’m with a second family.”

  1. What 3 words would you use to describe PHR? “Unique, comfortable and quality.” Mikaela Worth riding Rappa
  2. Are you messy or organised? “I can be a bit of both.”
  3. What is the best book you have ever read? “The Horse Whisper.”
  4. The best piece of advice you've ever been given is… “Those who mind don’t matter those who matter don’t mind.”

    16. If you could take a ride on any horse, past or present, which one would it be? “Timor Vegemite. He was the very first horse I competed on in dressage and prior to this took his rider to the podium winning a bronze medal in the Sydney Paralympics.”

  1. If you were an animal what would you be? “A horse or a cat.” PHR Ambassador Mikaela Worth
  2. What is your biggest pet peeve? “People underestimating ability due to disability.”
  3. What’s your most memorable facepalm moment? “Mucking up a speech in front of the whole school then admitting it.”

    20. Any superstitions when it comes to competing? “I have a lucky key ring that was given to me by a friend (horse themed of course). Every event I have it in a pocket.”

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Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with SHANNON BOURKE

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17/6/2019

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Shannon is an eventer and showjumper who is in her second year as an Ambassador for PHR.

 

 

1.    When you were 5, you were pretty sure you’d be a “police officer” when you grew up.

2.    Are you messy or organised? “I am quite organised (given that I have storage. A girl needs storage) I have an awful habit of organising other people’s stuff…”

3.    You’re happiest when… “I am with my animals and family.”

4.    What do you like most about our brand? “How absolutely beautiful and unique every item of clothing is! Best part it is soo affordable!”

5.    What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love? “Friends.”  Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador Shannon Bourke

6.    What is your biggest pet peeve? “When people say the word ‘youse’.“

7.    What is your greatest riding achievement to date? “My greatest riding achievement to date would have to be training Matilda. Tilly was a 4yo quarab mare who was absolutely impossible to ride… she would rear, buck and do just about anything to not be ridden. Took a while but she ended up being the quietest most talented little galloway I ever had!”

8.    If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? “Ending of world hunger. World peace.“

9.    What is the one thing, you can’t live without? “Pasta. It’s a sick obsession really.”

10.  Your least favourite food? “Any seafood, zucchini, squash.” PHR Ambassador Shannon Bourke with Matilda

11.  What drew you to PHR originally? “How unique it is! Love standing out in the crowd. These days everyone is wearing the same old boring stuff. PHR is never boring!”

12.  People would be surprised if they knew… “I am nearly finished becoming a marriage celebrant!”

13.  The best piece of advice you’ve ever been given is… “If you’re not happy, find out why and fix it.“

14.  Your favourite quote? “Go for it, no matter how it ends it was an experience.”

15.  What 3 words would you use to describe PHR? “Unique, stylish, affordable.”  Shannon Bourke is in her second year as an Ambassdor for PHR

16.  What do you think your greatest strength is as a rider? “Since training Tilly I am much more of an optimistic rider. In saying that I now think about the outcome of what my actions are a lot more. So in all, my strength is being a thinker.”

17.  If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? “Would love to become a nurse/midwife. But I absolutely would love to know how to speak other languages and play music.”

18.  What is the best book you have ever read? “I love the hunger games series.”

19.  Which is the most challenging horse you’ve ridden, and why? “Definitely Matilda. She was so sensitive. She trained me to always think about my actions. She would let me know if I wasn’t doing it right that’s for sure.”

 

20.  How do you define success? “Happiness. If you aren’t happy then you can’t really call it success.”

PHR Ambassador Shannon Bourke doing her thing on the cross country course

 

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Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with EMILY HANKINS

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3/6/2019

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Emily is our Junior Ambassador from the Hills District in NSW who says that eventing is her absolute passion.

 

  1. You’re happiest when… I have just finished a clear cross country run. There is honestly no better feeling!”
  2. Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why? I have been to quite a few countries but New Zealand is definitely where I feel most at home away from home. I’m not really sure why, I think it might be the awesome cold weather or the picturesque landscape, but I absolutely love it.”
  3. What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? Not to get caught up in other people’s dramas because 'if everyone minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does' - Lewis Carroll”
  4. What is your favourite part about working with PHR? Absolutely how supportive and caring the PHR team is. It definitely feels like a family.”
  5. What is your hidden talent? I always win something from chocolate machines.”  PHR Ambassador Emily Hankins with her horse Simba
  6. Which is the most challenging horse you’ve ridden, and why? “My horse Simba was definitely the biggest challenge I have overcome with my riding. When I first got him I had only ridden school masters, so moving on to a strong willed horse who only did as much work as he felt like was definitely a shock. It took us a year to get to a point where we could go out to events without him rearing, bucking, bolting or dropping and rolling me off. We have been together for over 6 years now, and I am so proud of how far we have come. He is honestly my heart horse and I don’t know where I would be as a rider without him.”
  7. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn another language.”
  8. What’s your most memorable facepalm moment? I was on an agriculture camp and it had been raining, and my friend very seriously asked me what mud was. So I told her it was dirt mixed with water, and she was honestly surprised.”
  9. What do you like most about our brand? I absolutely love how stylish yet comfortable the clothing is. It is so awesome to have competition clothes that are comfortable and turn heads.”
  10. What gets you out of bed in the morning? My horse whinnying because he is hungry.” Eventing is Emily's absolute passion
  11. When you were 5, you were pretty sure you'd be a “vet” when you grew up. “My mum is a vet and I have always loved animals, but I have grown away from the idea.”
  12. Where do you hope to be with your riding 10 years from now? “I would love to be continuing my way up the grades in eventing, as well as training brumbies as pony club mounts and low level eventers for young riders looking to step up from ponies but not quite ready for thoroughbreds or warmbloods.”
  13. What is the best book you have ever read? Either Salem’s Lot by Stephen King or Demon Seed by Dean Koontz. I really love a bit of sci-fi horror.“
  14. How do you define success? When you finish in a better position than you started, even if it is only a small step.”
  15. What is on your bucket list? I want to have been to every continent.” Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador Emily Hankins
  16. What’s the coolest trend you see today? I’m really loving this thick eyebrow trend, it is definitely making my life easier!”
  17. Your favourite quote? “Hakuna matata … it means no worries for the rest of your days.”
  18. If you were an animal what would you be? Definitely a cat, I could happily sleep all day!”
  19. In another life, you’re pretty sure you were…Haha a cat as well!”
  20. What 3 words would you use to describe PHR? “Unique, beautiful and stylish.”

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Amy is off to China! + her review of our Silicone Grip Breeches

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22/5/2019

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Amy Matthews is off to China! Plus she reviews our Silicone Grip Breeches...

 

Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador Amy MatthewsAmy riding Freckles

Amy is one of our Junior Ambassadors, located on the NSW North Coast. Amy was recently selected to travel to China to represent Pony Club Australia, so before we get into her product review, here is our mini interview with Amy about her trip...

Sarah: "So I'm here with Amy at Wingham ODE, in the PHR trade stand, recording this on my phone. It's great that you're competing here this weekend, it's given us the chance to have a chat about this exciting opportunity of yours! So firstly, congratulations!"

Amy: "Yeah thank you, and it's good to catch up."

Sarah: "Well, let's get some details. Where are you off to exactly?"

Amy: "I'm going to Ninjang, China."

Sarah: "And when are you going?"

Amy: "The 23rd of this month, May, until the 4th of June."

Sarah: "So that's a few weeks? Two weeks."

Amy: "Two weeks, yeah."

Sarah: "Awesome. How did it all come about?"

Amy: "So Pony Club Australia posted asking for applications from people 12, 13 and 14 and we just applied for it. As long as you'd been to State for Pony Club before, that was the level you needed to be at. And then you had to write lots of other stuff in too."

Sarah: "So it was a detailed application process?"

Amy: "Yeah, but it's not really about the level of riding you're at, it's more about how much you help around Pony Club and stuff like that."

Sarah: "Ok cool, that's really great. What Pony Club are you attached to?"

Amy: "Coffs Harbour Pony Club."

Sarah: "So what do you know about the trip so far?"

Amy: "We'll be riding horses in China, at their Pony Club, helping to show some of the skills we use in Pony Club here. I think we'll be doing a gymkhana and a little bit of jumping there. I'm not really sure of that much yet."

Sarah: "How are you feeling about going overseas and riding horses you've never seen before?"

Amy: "Um. Excited! I'm not really sure what it's going to be like but it's really exciting."

Sarah: "It sure is. Do you know anyone else that's going?"

Amy: "No, they're from all over. There's one from each state, I think two from NSW. But I don't know any of them."

Sarah: "Then it's also an opportunity to make some new friends."

Amy: "Yeah it is."

Sarah: "Well congratulations Amy! Thanks for meeting us for this quick chat, we wish you all the best over there. Have fun, and hopefully we can catch up again once you're home to hear all about it!"

Amy: "Yeah, thank you that sounds great."

 

 

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Available in Warm Brown or Rust, both with navy silicone and detailing."

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"If you ever are looking to buy new stylish & affordable equestrian attire I highly recommend to go to @petitehorseandrider & use my code AMY10 for 10% off your purchase, you can personalise shirts to fit you how you like, change the sleeve length etc. All is possible to make you get what you're looking for at PHR!"

 

 

Our Silicone Grip Half-Seat Breeches are currently available in warm brown or rust in sizes 4-8 HERE.

Read Amy's Team Rider Profile HERE.

Read Amy's 20 Questions Spotlight HERE.

 

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Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with TENNILLE MATHEOU

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20/5/2019

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Our 20 Questions Spotlight this week went out to one of our QLD Ambassadors Tennille. Tennille is a florist by day, and dressage is her chosen discipline.

 

 

  1. What does a typical day look like for you? “Up early feeding the horses, dogs, sheep, off to the growers to pick up flowers for work, open my florist shop, finish work, rush home to get a ride in.”
  2. What chore do you absolutely hate doing? “Cooking.”
  3. What tv show are you ashamed to admit you love? “MAFS.”
  4. The best piece of advice you've ever been given is: “Don’t get in your own way, dream big, set goals/smash them.”
  5. What is on your bucket list? “Europe.”  PHR Ambassador Tennille Matheou
  6. What drew you to PHR originally? “I loved the unique designs, I am not petite but PHR were more than happy to custom make my tops. It was refreshing to receive such fantastic customer service and products.”
  7. What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? “Tomorrow is not promised make every day count.”
  8. What is your most exhilarating riding moment? “Riding my first flying change.”
  9. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? “Fly a plane.”
  10. Personal mantra? “Strive for progress not perfection!”  Queensland Ambassador Tennille Matheou
  11. What is your absolute favourite PHR outfit? “My first ever purchase was the black & white mirror disc top (who doesn’t love a little sparkle) and a close second is my navy lace.”
  12. Where do you hope to be with your riding 10 years from now? “I hope to progress up through the dressage levels and teach inhand training.”
  13. People would be surprised if they knew… “I have a firearms licence and rifles.”
  14. What’s the most important trend you see today? “Empowering one another.”
  15. What is the one thing you can’t live without? “Wine.”  Django wearing one of Tennille's creations
  16. What is your greatest riding achievement to date? “Winning the winter series championship.”
  17. What 3 words would you use to describe PHR? “Unique, Affordable, Quality.”
  18. Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why? “Bali, we had our wedding in Bali.”
  19. Are you messy or organised? “Very organised, maybe a little OCD.”
  20. If you could take a ride on any horse, past or present, which one would it be? “Valegro.”

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Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with AMY MATTHEWS

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8/5/2019

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We're catching up with Junior Ambassador Amy Matthews for this Team Rider Spotlight. Amy primarily competes in showjumping, but also some eventing, and has been selected to travel to China to represent Pony Club Australia later this month.

 

  1. You’re happiest when… “I’m hanging out with friends or riding and competing my horses.”
  2. Your least favourite food? “Tomatoes.”
  3. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? “Surf. I am very bad at it ahaha.”
  4. How do you define success? “Completing something you have worked hard for.” Amy Matthews riding Freckles
  5. What is your absolute favourite PHR outfit? “My limited-edition lace show shirt and the Silicon half seat brown breeches are my favourites they are so comfy!!”
  6. What is your greatest riding achievement to date? “Getting champion at state last year on my favourite pony Freckles!”
  7. What is on your bucket list? “Going to New Zealand.”
  8. What is an ability you wish you had? “To know what animals are thinking/saying.”
  9. What 3 words would you use to describe PHR? “Unique, stylish, comfortable.” Amy Matthews modelling her PHR Lace Show Shirt and Breeches
  10. If you could take a ride on any horse, past or present, which one would it be? “I think it would be Cornet 39 he’s a beautiful horse!”
  11. What phobias do you have? “Spiders, snakes and frogs.”
  12. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? “Buy everything to do with horses!”
  13. Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why? “Phi Phi Island, Thailand. It's so beautiful there!”
  14. Any superstitions when it comes to competing? “I always give my horses a piece of liquorice before I compete.”
  15. How did you first learn about PHR? “When sponsored rider Karen Mitchell became a part of the Petite Horse & Rider team.”
  16. What does a typical day look like for you? “Feed animals in morning, go to school come home and ride Syd and Coops then rug and feed horses.”
  17. If you were an animal what would you be? “A cat.” Amy Matthews and Freckles
  18. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? “At school with my friend Eshy.”
  19. Which are your favourite events and why? “I think Tamworth show jumping champs would be my favourite because there is always good competition which makes me ride my hardest.”
  20. What is the one thing you can’t live without? “My horses!”

Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador Amy Matthews

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